Highview E-News

    Friday, September 15

    Monday, September 18

    Penny Wars/ Hurricane Relief Effort

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Open Library

    7:00 AM - Chess Club, Cafeteria

    2:45-4:00 PM -Boys Soccer, Girls Tennis, Strategy Gaming, STRIPES, Ensemble, Guitar

    3:00-5:00 PM - Cross Country at IDHS


    Tuesday, September 19

    Penny Wars/ Hurricane Relief Effort

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:10 AM - Chamber Orchestra

    7:15 AM - Open Library

    2:45-4:00 PM - After-School Support ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Testing

    2:45-4:00 PM - Zumba Club, Boys Tennis, Girls Soccer, Jazz Band, Makeup Swim, Service Learning Club, Ultimate Frisbee

    3:00-5:00 PM - Cross Country at IDHS


    Wednesday, September 20

    Penny Wars/ Hurricane Relief Effort

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:15 AM - Open Library

    2:45-4:00 PM - After-School Support ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, Spanish and Testing

    2:45-4:00 PM -Boys Soccer, Girls Tennis, Gardening, Strategy Gaming, STRIPES

    3:00-5:00 PM - Cross Country


    Thursday, September 21

    Penny Wars/ Hurricane Relief Effort

    7:00 AM - Open Gym

    7:10 AM - Chamber Orchestra

    7:15 AM - Open Library

    2:45-4:00 PM - After-School Support ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, Spanish and Testing

    2:45-4:00 PM - Boys Tennis, Girls Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, Jazz Band, Makeup Swim, Review Team

    3:00-5:00 PM - Cross Country


    Friday, September 22

    Last day for Penny Wars/ Hurricane Relief Effort

    11:00 AM - 2:30 PM - 6th Grade Picnic at Hansen Park

    7:00 AM - Open Gym and Girls Ensemble

    7:15 AM - Open Library

    8:10-9:00 AM - Assembly for Grades 6 & 7

    9:10-10:00 AM - Assembly for Grade 8

    3:00-6:00 PM - Mustang Invitational Cross Country Meet at Chippewa Middle School, 5000 Hodgson Rd, No Oaks, MN  55126



    For the first time in 18 years, the District is asking residents to consider a bond proposal to add room at all schools in response to rising enrollment and stressed capacity. What does this mean for Highview Middle School?  You’re invited to attend a community meeting on September 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Highview. A School Board member, District administration and our school principal will present information and answer questions about the Election Day bond proposal for Mounds View Public Schools. All are invited to attend this meeting or any of the other meetings scheduled this fall. Learn more at www.moundsviewschools.org/facilities.



    We have planned an extra special day Friday, September 22! We will be walking down to Hansen Park to celebrate a new school year. There will be games and activities for students to participate in as well as a special treat! We will leave Highview at 11:30 and return at 2:30. Please dress appropriately for the weather! We are looking forward to an awesome afternoon!



    Thank you so much to our parents for helping us to implement our drop-off and pick-up procedures in our Highview Middle School Parking Lot.  These changes are helping us to provide a safer environment for students, parents and staff.


    • Parents must drop students off in the small parking lot in front of the school. We are asking parents not to enter the bus lanes.
    • Parents will no longer be allowed in the bus loading area between the hours of 7:15 - 8 a.m. and 2:15 - 3 p.m.  
    • Parents using the parent pick-up/drop-off area will now be required to take a right turn only when exiting the parking lot.
    • When dropping off or picking up a student, please pull ahead to the furthest open space.  This helps alleviate congestion and helps things to move along more efficiently.


    Thank you in advance for your cooperation.  If you have any questions please feel free to send me an email at sheila.eller@moundsviewschools.org



    All students who have not previously been photographed this school year will have their picture taken on Picture Retake Day on Friday, September 29.  All students must be photographed for the yearbook and for their school ID.


    If are interested in purchasing school photos, order forms are available in the school office or orders may be places online now at mylifetouch.com.  Highview’s Picture Retake Day ID is MI217129Y1


    If students wish to have their photo RETAKEN, they must bring their old photos to school with them on Picture Retake Day.  They should bring the photos to the Lifetouch photographer when they have their picture taken.



    Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have devastated large portions of Texas and Florida over the past couple of weeks and Highview students would like to do something to help! Students and Staff at Highview will be competing in “Penny Wars” to raise funds to support hurricane relief. 


    • Each grade is in competition with the others.
    • Pennies and Bills = Points. 1 Penny = 1 Point, 1 Dollar = 100 Points.
    • Silver coins (nickels, dimes, and quarters) are negative points.


    So, what's the strategy?!?! Drop as many pennies and dollar bills in your own grade level bucket while dumping silver coins in the buckets of your opponents! Buckets will be set out by the front office from September 15th - 22nd. The grade level with the highest number of points at the end of the competition will earn a sweet treat at lunch!


     All money collected will be used to adopt a classroom or school damaged by the hurricanes. Hawk Pride!




    Registration is still open for Boys/Girls Tennis, Boys/Girls Soccer, Volleyball and Ultimate Frisbee.  Register online or get a paper registration form in the office. 


    If you have any questions, contact Sam Carew at 651-621-6720 or Sam.Carew@moundsviewschools.org



    Starting Monday, September 25th, bus drivers may check bus passes if they question the student's eligibility of ridership.

    Students that need an alternate bus stop are required to complete a Bus Stop Change Form. A Temporary Bus Pass/Revised Permanent Bus Pass will then be issued.  Students will not be allowed to ride home with friends or use another bus simply by giving the bus driver a parent/staff note. 


    The Highview English Language (EL) Department is looking for parents and/or adult community volunteers to work with recently arrived immigrant students who are learning English. If you are available to volunteer, please contact Marjie Hay (651-621-6790) or Victoria Wheeler (651-621-6769). 



    Highview Student Council is now accepting applications through September 22nd.  Students who care about others and genuinely want to have an important leadership role in their school should apply.  Completed applications must be turned into the main office or Ms. Olinger (Room 109) with the Application and Student Questionnaire (with parent/guardian signature), Two Teacher Recommendation Forms and a Petition Form.  More information is available on the application and from Ms. Olinger.  Hawk Pride!



    The Hawk Pride Team is a unique, cohesive group of students who care about others and genuinely want to have an important leadership role in the school. 


    Member activities:  Prepare and decide Hawks Nest items, Plan and organize school rewards and parties, raise school spirit and promote Hawk Pride by creating videos and announcements. 


    Applications are available in the main office or Ms. Hadden’s room.  



    If you are interested in learning new types of board games like Catan, Ticket to Ride, Ingenious, Kingdoms, and Pandemic, this is the group for you. We play cooperative and competitive games. Your first 2 meetings are "try it out" meetings. We meet Wednesdays in the Cafeteria from 2:45 to 4pm.


    To register online:






    We meet Monday mornings from 7-7:45am on school days. All experience levels are welcome.

    Use the links below to get registered. 

    Full Year:


    Fall Section:




    Highview's Gardening Club will meet Wednesdays after school, starting September 13th. The Gardening Club will help take care of the school garden as well as grow a variety of plants. All produce from the school garden is donated to the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf.  If you are interested in joining Gardening Club or have questions, please talk to or email Mrs. Minowitz (melissa.minowitz@moundsviewschools.org).




    We have a new after-school club starting September 12th! Zumba Club will meet on Tuesdays after school in Mrs. Huber´s room (170) from 2:50- 4:00 PM.  ZUMBA® is a fusion of Latin and International music / dance themes that create a dynamic and exciting workout, based on the principle that a workout is fun and easy to do. The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone the body. Learn some new routines and create your own! Hope to see you there!




    Join the Highview Math Team!  Everyone is welcome, regardless of math level.  We will meet Mondays from 2:50-4:00 PM starting September 25th in Room 214.  In addition, there will be five meets on Mondays. 


    Come solve problems, discuss fun math facts, work in small groups and individually to find solutions to math’s biggest brain teasers.  If you have any questions, please see Ms. Wilson (gina.wilson@moundsviewschools.org) in Room 214 or your math teacher for more information and to obtain your permission slip.  Hawk Pride!!



    All experience levels are welcome, but our primary focus is students who haven't played before. Students should plan on regular attendance. Each week, we will learn new songs using traditional notes, TAB, and chords (strumming).    We will also study and listen to famous guitar players from around the world and from all styles of music (Rock, Folk, Country, Flamenco, etc.).

    The Highview Guitar Club will meet once per week on Mondays from 2:45-4:00 in the Orchestra/Guitar room.  Guitars and printed music will be provided.  


    Dates for Guitar Club are Mondays, September 18-November 27 and will begin again March 19-May 12.

    If you have any questions, see Mr. Bartsch in Room 159.



    Open to 6th, 7th and 8th graders.  Meeting times are from 2:45-4:00 PM, Every other Thursday beginning on Thursday, September 21st.


    Want to be the first to get your hands on a new book? Join Highview's Book Review Team!  Many of Highview's newest books stop here first, before going into any classroom library or into the media center -- and YOU get to be the first to read and review them! Every other week, we get together over a cup of hot chocolate and talk about our latest reads. At the end of the meeting, you'll get to pick out your next great read! This year, we'll be creating reviews for HIghview's Media Center website, and we'll also have the option of posting our reviews on GoodReads.com. 


    I’m passionate about helping students develop problem identification and problem-solving skills, which are essential to be successful in both science and everyday life.  Hawk Pride!





    Join the Irondale Marching Knights, and Director Bill Sucha, for the 25th Annual Music of the Knight Marching Band Competition on Saturday, September 30, at 5 pm.  This competitive field show is a spectacular combination of music, marching, movement, and visual effects featuring three classes (A, AA, AAA).

    The day includes: 14 local and regional marching bands from Minnesota and Wisconsin, special activities celebrating our 25th show, and an exhibition show by the Irondale Marching Knights performing this year's show "Witch Among Us."  Tickets available at the gate; $10 for adults, $5 for seniors (60+) and K-12 students, and free for preschool.  Parking is limited; however off-site parking lots are served by shuttles.  In case of rain, the show will move indoors.


    Visit www.irondalebands.org for more information or view our flyer.



    Please help support the Irondale Girls Swim and Dive Team this Sunday, September 17th, from 4-8pm at the Chipotle in St. Anthony Village.  It is easy--we all need to eat.  You just need to show this flyer here (paper or digitally on your phone) or tell the cashier and the Irondale Swim and Dive team gets 50% of the profits from your order!  The address of our fundraiser is the Chipotle in St. Anthony Village at 2701 39th Avenue NE Suite 128, Minneapolis, MN 55421.  This is a great fundraiser, so please spread the word about it to as many people as you can!



    The Mounds View Public Schools Curriculum Advisory Committee is seeking representatives to serve on the committee for the 2017-2018 school year.  Committee members work in partnership with the district and community to gain knowledge and provide feedback about curriculum and other instructional issues.

    If you are interested, please answer the questions found in this link Mounds View Curriculum Advisory Application. If you have questions, please contact Gretchen Zahn at 651.621.6040 or by e-mail at gretchen.zahn@moundsviewschools.org



    Highview Hawk Pride Spiritwear is now available for our students and families!  Items may be ordered online via the Highview Website at http://www.moundsviewschools.org/highviewspiritwear.  Hawk Pride!




    The Minnesota VFW is hosting their annual essay contest for students.  The theme this year is “America’s Gift to My Generation.”  Students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade are invited to participate.  All essays should be in English with no color or graphics and cannot be less than 300 words or greater than 400 words in length. 


    Students should see their ELA teacher for more information.  Essays must be submitted to the office by Monday, October 30th



    Early bird tickets to go on sale September 18 for "Rock the School House," a fundraising event supporting the Mounds View Schools Education Foundation. On Saturday, November 11, parents, educators and community leaders will gather at Vadnais Heights Commons from 6 p.m.-11 p.m.

    The evening includes a wine & spirits toss, brief program, a live and silent auction and fund-a-need. This year, guests will be treated to some of our very best musical talent and scientific minds.

    To purchase early bird tickets beginning Sept. 18 ($60 until October 10) visit www.moundsviewschoolsef.org. Ticket includes heavy appetizers. There will be a cash bar offering beer, wine and mixed drinks. 

    Last year’s event sold out in record time and raised more than $50,000 in support of Mounds View School district programs.  

    Event Details:

    Saturday, November 11, 2017, 6 p.m.-11 p.m.

    Vadnais Heights Commons

    Tickets are $60 each until October 10 ($85 after)

    Buy a table of 8 for $600 with a group of friends and receive premium reserved seating.

    Visit www.moundsviewschoolsef.org  for more information and to purchase tickets beginning Monday, September 18.